Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Hidden Dangers of Cheap Keratin Straightening

Most of you may have heard of keratin hair straightening treatments practised by many hair salons today. Some of you may have even undergone such treatments in styling your hair. Did you know that cheap keratin hair straightening treatments are bad for your overall health? Many women are still unaware of the hidden dangers of cheap keratin straightening or they are simply ignoring the dangers associated with the practice. This article highlights some of the most important facts concerning the hidden dangers of cheap keratin straightening.

Keratin is a protein that naturally exists in human hair. Keratin salon treatments are used to make your hair smoother, straighter, sleeker and easier to style. Keratin treatment is done using a mixture of keratin and formaldehyde, which is a strong preservative, and if done at a way cheaper cost, it can lead to unwanted and bad results. When this mixture is applied to the hair, it fills the gaps between each hair shaft. The hairdresser  will in fact seal the mixture into the hair, lock by lock, using a hot hair iron. The high temperature of the iron will convert liquid formaldehyde to gas vapors which help straighten your hair.

Dangers of cheap keratin straightening
You may have heard about the health hazards of formaldehyde if the treatment is done unprofessionally. And if precautionary measures are not imposed prior or while the hair is treated with keratin, it is said to cause irritation of the skin, eyes, lungs and nose. The substance can also cause lightheadedness and dizziness. Even if you are exposed to a mishandled substance for a short period of time, it can cause asthma-like symptoms. Long term exposure is extremely bad for your overall health and well-being. It can cause various central nervous system damage as well as pulmonary problems. There is enough research to show the connection between long term exposure to formaldehyde and leukemia. But despite all these risks, why would most women repeat the keratin straightening treatment just to maintain sleek hair? That is because there are still salons, like Detail Woman, that can give the best hair care experience of keratin treatment without worrying about these risks, and without worrying about leaving the salon with empty pockets.

Cheap keratin hair straightening does not only mean paying a little amount of money.  This is also associated with a lack of professionalism. Some salons offer low-cost hair treatment services in order to survive in a competitive market. Of course, they're running a business, so the right balance of services vs profit remains on the minds of the business owners. Unfortunately sometimes service quality can be sacrificed for higher profits. Customers can be introduced to lower-cost products or services which are then performed by inexperienced hairdressers.

The industry has been warned about the possible dangers of hair keratin straightening treatment, and so have consumers.  As a leading Sydney hair salon, Detail Woman has introduced premium keratin treatment procedures.  The world's safest keratin hair treatment systems such as the Terre A Mere (Natural Hair Therapies) and Nanokeratin are used to provide the best quality results, consistently.  Before any procedure takes place, a professional assessment is done by their highly-trained certified hairdressers with personal recommendations based on the customer's specific hair type. Their procedures are proven safe and can last up to 4 months. So when you choose to visit Detail Woman's salon in the Sydney CBD, your hair (and your beauty!) are in the best of hands.

Right now, there are no cheap keratin-based hair straightening products that could be considered 100% safe. This is why you should be aware of the hidden dangers of using them, and understand how important it is to go to professional hair salons to ask well-trained and certified hair experts for advice before undergoing any hair straightening treatment.  

Don't risk "cheap & nasty" keratin treatments. Contact Detail Woman today, on 02 9251 9966 for an obligation-free consultation.

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